What is Cultural Humility?

“The approach of cultural humility goes beyond the concept of cultural competence to encourage individuals to identify their own biases and to acknowledge that those biases must be recognized. Cultural competency implies that one can function with a thorough knowledge of the morals and beliefs of another culture; cultural humility acknowledges that it is impossible to be adequately knowledgeable about cultures other than one's own. Cultural humility requires us to take responsibility for our interactions with others beyond acknowledging or being sensitive to our differences.”

Levi, Amy.  “The Ethics of Nursing Student International Clinical Experiences” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 94-99 (2009).  


Our Culture Humility Workshops are customized to your needs. Through highly-interactive small group activities, we explore how cultural differences may impact the provider-client interaction and outcomes, and build the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective services to clients from diverse backgrounds. 

Customized 2-hour, 4-hour or 8-hour workshops are available.  

For more information about this workshop, please complete the form below. 

For Educators and School Administrators

For Healthcare Providers


 

Topics include:

  • Developing and practicing a process of self-awareness and reflection
  • Fostering respectful partnerships with parents and students of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Exploring similarities and differences between the school's and the English Learner's priorities and goals in terms of involvement and student achievement
  • Developing tolerance to diverse points of view
  • Training your interpreters and bilingual personnel to become effective cultural brokers
  • Recognizing the influence of non-verbal communication 
  • Establishing effective and lasting cultural bridges with parents and students of diverse backgrounds

 

 Topics include:

  • Developing and practicing a process of self-awareness and reflection
  • Fostering respectful partnerships with patients through patient-focused interviewing
  • Exploring similarities and differences between the provider's and the patient's priorities and goals in terms of treatment and care
  • Developing tolerance to diverse points of view
  • Training your interpreters and bilingual personnel to become effective cultural brokers
  • Recognizing the influence of non-verbal communication 
  • Establishing effective and lasting cultural bridges with patients of diverse backgrounds


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